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ERIC Number: ED423832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Pages: 6
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Prediction of and Differences in Computer Use When Universally Available.
Corwin, Terry; Marcinkiewicz, Henryk
This paper reports results of a longitudinal study of faculty (n=85) at three undergraduate institutions in North Dakota that adopted notebook computers for their faculty and students--Valley City State University, Mayville State University, and Jamestown College. Questions examined included the variables that might predict computer use by faculty and differences among institutions and over time related to level of computer use among faculty, faculty computer anxiety, and types of concerns. Faculty completed a questionnaire that included measures of levels of computer use, subjective norms, innovativeness, computer anxiety, and stages of concerns, as well as demographic and computer-related questions; participants received the same questionnaire one year later. In the first phase of the study, the criterion variable, level of computer use, was determined; the predictor variables--age, academic rank, subjective norms, and innovativeness--were compared to the level of computer use. The second phase of the study dealt with technology teaching changes; indicators of change included computer anxiety, faculty and student use of technology, frequency of software use by faculty, and level of computer use. Four tables present data on predictors of computer use, differences among campuses and between pre and post scores, use level, and differences in subjective norms. Contains 19 references. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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